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Did you ever have a Dapper Dan doll when you were little? You know, the doll where you learned how to tie, snap, button, buckle and zip? Well, Amy had one when she was little and still has it today, and it inspired us to come up with a new design for the classic dress-me doll. Enter the Dress Myself Monster Doll! IJ995-2T Our version is  both fun to make and fun to play with. You can really use your imagination and combine a variety of fabrics and prints. We stuck with classic stripes and polka dots along with our own Crossroads Denim. IJ995-5T When you've unbuttoned the outer vest you are greeted by a second vest that is snapped. We used a thin vinyl for this piece, as it is easy to install the snaps on, however you could use a heavier cotton, such as denim, or another fabric that doesn't need to be finished. IJ995-6T Under the second vest is a belt with a buckle and loops and a heart on a string that velcros in place. IJ995-4T Of course, the monster needs to have shoes! These tie shoes are made of vinyl with grommets installed. For the ties themselves we used ribbon. If you are wary of working with vinyl, you could always another material that doesn't need finishing, such as felt. IJ995-7T Let's not forget about the mouth! When unzipped the monster has a tongue that can flap out, and then be rolled back in. IJ995-8T This contest is now closed.  

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Kate Thompson on

I’d love to make 2 of these for two of my greatnephews and greatnieces-their mom has left their father-who stayed home smoking weed for ‘pain’ and sold his pain pills for money to buy more weed. she is struggling to keep them stable while she works fulltime-the kids are 4 years old and 2 1/2 years old-they love to watch me sew, and i could make a doll special for each child.

Carmen N on

My daughter would love this!

Mary Schreiner on

Yep, I need this for myself. I may be convinced to share with grandchildren one day though. (Hopeful sigh)

Jane on

I have several nieces and nephews who would enjoy this

Yvonne Bauer on

Would like to make for my granddaughter.

Jacque Burgin on

I have a brand new grandson. I’ve always given my kids interactive activities to play with instead of TV and electronics and will continue with my grandson!

Raina DelRio on

I would make this for my nieces and nephews who are just now learning to dress themselves

Tracy Snyder on

Would love to make this for a couple of little ones in my life, also a not so little one who I know would love it! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Julie Anderson on

cute – have a new 5 week old baby that “needs” this.

Jeannine on

I would make two of these, one for each of my sweet grandboys!

Mary Dupre on

I would like this pattern to make for my Great Grand daughter she will be 3 years old in October. Thank you so much.

Chris Snyder on

So great seeing great things for little boys!!!

Lori Nicholas on

I don’ t know if this would be more fun to make or to play with?!? Too, too cute!!!!

Linda Triplett on

My Grandbaby is going to need one of these!

Carol Coski on

I would like to win this pattern to make for my little great grand daughter Liliana.

Thank you!

Karen on

I would make one for my 3-year-old grandson! He would have a lot of fun with it.

Nancy Horrocks on

My great grand daughter would love this ! thanks !

Sue Crosier on

I would make this for my Grandson, so I love that it goes for both boys and girls !

This is really cute, and I will probably buy the pattern even if I don’t win.

Julie Anderson on

Such a cute doll. With 8 great granchcildren under 4 it would be well used in our home.

Tiffany S on

I would LOVE to make one of these… have no idea who I’d give it to, but what FUN!!

Sally garon on

My grand niece..

Lillian on

I love the doll and think I’ll make it for my church auction.

Lynette on

I would love to make this for my two great grandsons.

patricia johnson on

I would offer this project to my level two ewing students to complete their child development study. these would be tudent in sixth and seventh grade. Right now the “monster look” is all the rage in sewing. It would also allow students to recycle fabrics and trims as part of our Reuse It effort,n

Christy H on

I would make a couple of these for my niece and nephews

Marilyn Cain on

My niece just turned one and she would LOVE this cute little guy. How wonderful that there are so many learning features on it !!

Jane B on

I love monsters! I want this one for my quilt shop.

Rose Ray on

In the fall I will be volunteering with the special needs pre-K at the local school. I would love to win the pattern so I can make them for the children. I would be so wonderful if they use these to practice on.

Debbie on

I have a nephew who is one and a half and he would love this !

Marilynn on

Think this would be great for my new great-grandaughter.

Kathy Bumb on

I would make this adorable doll for one of my many nieces and nephews. It is educational as well as so cute.

Marla Gilbertson on

I enjoy sewing for my 2 year old grandson Finnegan, and this would be a great project for his age. Some friends and I were just talking about Dapper Dan and how he has helped so many kids learn to be independent in dressing themselves. Thank you for creating an updated version!

jamie fisher on

I think I will make one for my granddaughter

Belivia on

I would make this for myself, it looks like a great challenge.I love the detail.

Karla Arndt on

My 5 grandchildren would love these!!

Myra Jane on

Granddaughter Anya is only 9 months but she will need this someday.

Kathe Gardner on

Just too cute! Would love to have this. Thanks.

Sue Parrott on

I would make this for my ten-month old grandson. His bedroom has some monsters in it and this would be a cute addition!

Rindell Smithson on

My youngest grandson’s room is decorated in monsters. He needs this for his collection of new friends.

Mary Beth on

No grandkids yet, but I would LOVE to sew this!

JudyC on

Oh I have a 2 year old nephew and a 1 year old niece that would love this and play with it for years!!!

JudyC on

Oh I have a 2 year old nephew and 1 year old niece that would have fun with this for years!!!

Cheryl Reinert on

So very cute!

Debra Dirks on

A group I belong, Seniors for Kids, Sun City Oro Valley (Arizona) sews toys all year to donate at Christmas to 7 different organizations that work with the working poor.

Marina Guard Whigham on

I would love to make this for my 3 year old Grandson!

Mary Ellen on

What a cutie pie! I’d make it for myself, for sure!!!

victoria Oz on

I’d love to make this for my great-niece…and myself, of course! :] Thank you!

Nancy Angerer on

That is a really cute monster, and I would make it for a great grandchild.

Anne McCannon on

I would make one of these for my brand new grandson. With 3 older sisters he’ll never get to learn to dress himself without a little help. They think he is their doll.

bonnie coleman on

My great neice would love to have a monster like this, she is learning to tie and button so he would be a big help for her… plus she has a new baby sister who the monster would get passed down to..

Joyce Grantham on

Absolutely love this pattern. I gobs of your patterns. Love the easy of the directions and how perfect they come out every time. If I do not win this I will be buying it.

Brenda Melahn on

My granddaughter Cali is beginning to take off her clothes, and she truly loves Monsters — this would help her put her clothes back on. Her Daddy had a Dapper Dan when he was little.

Nicole on

I would make this for my adorable granddaughter. She’s only almost 3 months now but that gives me plenty of time to get it made for when she’s old enough. What a cute and educational pattern.

Julienne Burns on

I’d make it for the special needs children at the elementary school.

Julie Shirk on

Perfect for my new great nephew!!

Jeannine on

for my great-grands. : )

bobbi on

I would make the monster doll for my nephew. He is two and just learning and this would be a fantastic way to help him.

Sue Miller on

I would make one of these for my grandson.

Sue Miller on

I would make one of these for my grandson!

Cecilia Rodriguez on

I like monsters, and I have three nieces who would love playing with it.

Millie on

I would make one of these for each of my 3 great-nieces and the great niece/nephew on the way!

Kim Detweiler on

I think these would make a great fundraiser item for Relay for Life. Perhaps as a raffle item or direct sale.

Tammy K on

I would make a couple for a friend with a 2yr. Old and a 4 m.old. and probably one for myself cause it is tooo stinkin’ CUTE!

Sandy Holt on

I would love to make this for my grandson and for one of my granddaughters. Absolutely adorable!

Rene Bolton on

I would make this for my daughter! How cute this is!!!

April Mohr on

I would love to make him for my grandsons. My children had Dapper Dan when they were little, and they loved him. This is a wonderful modern version of Dan.

Martha Bean on

I have an almost three year old grandson that I think this would be perfect for!

Marcia Baptist on

I would love to make this for my grand-niece soon to be born baby girl.

Connie VanDeKoppel on

I would make one for my 6 month old grandson, Will.

Amanda Martinez on

I would make it for my baby sister.

Judith Martinez on

I would make one for my 2 yr. old!

Jane on

I tend to make baby gifts before I have anyone to give them to. This will be made and carefully stored for the next friend who has a baby!

Linda Majer on

My beautiful 18 month old granddaughter would have so much fun learning with one of these dolls and she loves everything her grandma makes for her.

Lynn w on

For my soon to be,
twin granddaughters!

Lynn w on

I’d make it for my twin granddaughters that are scheduled to arrive in October!

norma stone on

our local nursing for rehap. Our fce club makes sensory items for them.

J Carson on

I would make one for each of my 4 grandmonsters!!!

GG Houghton on

Grand Niece’s baby girl due Aug 2014

Jani on

My first grandchild will be born in August – I would love to make this for him!

Sandie Cornish on

One for myself and one for my neighbou’r gorgeous daughter!!

Sandie Cornish on

Would make it for my neighbour’s gorgeous daughter!!

Susan Strach on

I would make this for the little girl i am babysitting. She is just one and she is learning to do all of these and she would love it.

Debra Cantu on

That Monster Doll is So Perfect!!:-)…
I would Love To make that for our Precious
Grandson and I would Really Enjoy
One For Myself Too:-)!!

Carol Young on

Think my three year old grandson would love this. It would also be great for a day care or children’s unit at the hospital.

Theresa McIlvain on

I have several grandchildren and those at church that I am “Nana” to. This would be so great.

Cindy R on

I know my little cousins ( 1 boy & 1 girl ) would hug these monsters and they would play with all the sewn on goodies.. And I would love to sew the monsters. I am sure the monster(s) will be a standard baby gift item for me to sew. Thank You for the chance to win. Cheers

Cindy R on

I know my little cousins (1 boy & 1 girl) would hug these monsters and play with all the sewn on goodies. And I would love to sew these cute monsters as well. Thanks for the chance. Cheers

Lynn Paul on

I NEED to make one of these for my daughter…40 and a great sense of humor!

Whiskers on

I would make this for a little girl that’s almost half past two. And I could probably find everything in my stash.

Char Morrison on

I would love to make this for my grandchildren!

Kathy Chavez on

I can see this wonderful learning tool being awesome with Our students in Special Education classes!

Bobbi Klish on

I would make this for my granddaughter!!

Jacklynn Grimm on

I work in a dementia unit at a local nursing home, and we have various things we give to the residents to redirect them. I think they would love a doll like this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry jagels on

I would make one for my special ed preschool classroom !

Adrian Crossman on

would love to MAKE THIS FOR MY 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS! Such a cute idea and learning tool!

Carol Sharman on

I would make this for my granddaughter.

Karen on

I would love to win this for ME

Lucy on

I would make one for my littlest kids :)

Lou Ann Menditto on

I have two great nieces and two great nephews under the age of three who would love this!

Sandra Hawn on


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